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News You Can Use: The Secret Sauce to Sustainability

News You Can Use is our monthly update featuring key coverage of impact trends, leadership tips, sustainable business, and Net Impact.…stay educated. This month, we're breaking down the "secret sauce" that's made many social entrepreneurs, corporate social responsibility efforts, and impact leaders successful.  

Empower others.

Millennials and Women are Driving Impact Investing Train

Fort Mills Times, February 27, 2015

  • Compared to other previous generations, millennials are twice as likely to both invest in companies or funds that target specific social/environmental outcomes and divest because of objectionable corporate activity. Putting our money where our mouth is!

Why Empowering Your Colleagues Can Drive Innovation and Business Success

Forbes, February 27, 2015

  • You can drive intraprenuership and innovation at your organization by encouraging transparency, offering incentives, and celebrating success while preparing for failure.

How to More than Double the Social ROI of your Social Enterprise

PR Newswire, February 5, 2015

  • Employ people who face barriers to work. Social enterprises that do this can triple the social benefit they provide society by improving marginalized people’s lives, creating savings for communities and taxpayers, and creating a significant return on investment for society. Triple-win!

Listen and be transparent.

The Secret Ingredient in Successful Innovation

Forbes India, March 2, 2015

  • The secret ingredients to successfully innovating are finding industries that contain a middleman and streamlining them so as to create a better user experience, industries where technology can create more transparency, industries that have unmet consumer needs, and finally, looking more broadly to innovate on a macro-scale.

Net Neutrality Will Strengthen Corporate Social Responsibility

Just Means, February 27, 2015

  • The net neutrality movement has changed the way corporations are able to make decisions, mobilizing Internet customers and users to drive corporate social responsibility as an bottom-top decision rather than a traditional top-down decision by company executives.

10 Lessons From 10 Years as a Social Entrepreneur

Huffington Post, February 25, 2015

  • Social entrepreneurs are connecting new dots that no one else is connecting, responding to urgent needs in creative ways and building a world that's more equitable, transparent, connected and inspiring.

Dream BIG, but stay humble.

The 4 Biggest Myths about Leadership

Inc., March 2, 2015

  • Repeat after me: True leadership is about influence, nothing more and nothing less. True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed or assigned. True leadership can never be mandated, only earned.
  • The best proof is not the leader's personal success but the success of those who follow.

Three Ways to be a Team Player at Work

Fortune, February 24, 2015

  • Team players keep their promises, ask for feedback, and invest in their companies.

What Millennials Want From Work Charted Across The World

Harvard Business Review, February 23, 2015

  • There are nuances in millennials’ desires across the world, but they share one universal interest to be leaders -- though for different reasons like money, opportunities to coach, building career foundations.  Spending time with family was the highest priority for millennials across all regions.